A Warm Worthington Welcome to Vernacular

Shopping for the perfect spring outfit? In need of a great gift for the friend who has everything? Looking for a unique accent piece for your home? We’ve got you covered. Head over to Vernacular, Worthington’s newest specialty boutique. 

Kristopher Konieczko and Chelsea Cabot, the owners of Vernacular, are the latest in a string of merchants to happily open their doors in Old Worthington’s bustling shopping district. The boutique specializes in women’s apparel and accessories, as well as unique items for your home and lifestyle – with prices that won’t break the bank. Their self-proclaimed style, “East Coast classic meets West Coast vibe,” is evident throughout the bright, airy and colorful shop.

Located in the old Zettler Hardware building, near Grid Furnishings and Igloo Letterpress, Vernacular is enjoying a warm welcome from the community and the benefits of prime Worthington real estate. 

“We've always thought of Old Worthington as a quintessential spot. It’s very walkable, has lots of restaurants and a great community feel,” Cabot said. “When the Zettler family reached out to us about the last remaining spot in their redevelopment of the hardware building, we were instantly interested.”

We recently visited the shop, and here are a few things that caught our attention:

  • Lovely spring apparel, perfect for al fresco dining.
  • Stylish accessories to complete your look – think statement jewelry, gorgeous scarves, must-have heels and vegan leather totes.
  • Candles, frames, serving pieces and glassware to beautify your home.
  • Precious baby items for the little ones in your life.
  • Affordable prices – can we get an amen?! 

When asked about the secret behind the shop’s high quality yet low price offerings, Cabot was candid and open about their constant focus. “Kris and I go on buying trips about six times per year. We touch and feel everything for quality and construction and are incredibly discerning when it comes to price point.”

In addition to Worthington, Vernacular is also located in Grandview and German Village. While all three locations feature much of the same merchandise and décor, each store carries lines and items that speak to that specific community. For instance, as a nod to the city’s fantastic farmers market and many local artisans, the Worthington store is excited to offer adorable “market list” stationery pads and soy wax candles in handmade pottery vessels.

Vernacular is located at 661 N. High Street. Stop in and say hello, visit www.shopvernacular.com or like them on Facebook.